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Pymatuning Lake walleye fishery may be about to finally turn on

Pymatuning Lake is home to loads of walleyes, and has been for years. This year, thanks to a change, anglers may finally catch a few.

May 29, 2018

Hunters asked to protect eagle populations

Eagle populations have soared across Pennsylvania in a big way. Now, hunters are being asked to keep that momentum going by changing practice and behavior.

May 28, 2018

Young hunter bags a spring gobbler

This young hunter shows he knows how to get it done in the spring turkey woods. He bagged a gobbler, shooting on his own, after two years of coming home empty handed.

May 25, 2018

Color can seal a victory when it comes to catching crappies

Catching crappies depends on a lot of factors. Color is one of them, though it comes into play relatively late in the game.

May 23, 2018

Float plans one key to making sure on-the-water emergencies end well

Float plans are a great tool for making sure that adventures on the water end up as good memories. if trouble arises, they alert rescuers where and how to help.

May 23, 2018

Outdoor extras, including a warm weather hiking tip

Warm weather hiking is fun, but it has its challenges, too. We’ve got a tip for how to handle it, plus a tasty recipe and a look at a well-known and productive lure.

May 23, 2018

Pennsylvania rattlesnakes doing better than expected, even in face of occasional abuse

Pennsylvania rattlesnakes are more common than thought a decade or so ago. There are enough to sustain hunting, even. But sometimes, people looking for them operate outside the law.

May 23, 2018

Targeted shooting reveals no sick deer, but issues remain

Targeted shooting of whitetails in two parts of Pennsylvania failed to reveal any chronic wasting disease. But it still served a purpose, say wildlife officials.

May 22, 2018

Musky trolling done right can lead to really big fish

Musky trolling can lead to some really giant fish in the boat. You’ve got to do it correctly, though, and in the right places.

May 16, 2018

Outdoor extras, including a tent camping safety tip

A tent camping safety tip? We’ve got that, along with a recipe for that spring gobbler and a book that will teach you everything there is to know about fire building.

May 16, 2018

Fire key to staying alive, getting found in emergencies

Fire, much more so than food and water, can make all the difference in a survival situation. Be sure you are prepared to make it when needed.

May 16, 2018

Panfish enhancement rules changing at two lakes

Panfish enhancement rules didn’t work to improve the fishing on one lake, so they’re going away there. They’re being put in place on another water, though, in hopes they’ll succeed in producing bigger crappies.

May 15, 2018

PA getting new elk hunt zone amidst other changes

Pennsylvania is getting a new elk hunt zone this year. A couple of others, meanwhile, are seeing changes, based on hunting pressure..

May 14, 2018

Choosing the right fishing line for the situation

When it comes to choosing fishing line, well, the options are seemingly endless. When it comes to determining what to buy and when to use it, consider where you’ll be fishing and how.

May 10, 2018

Fawns face tough early lives, but farmlands better than forests for survival

Whitetail fawns are born in a population-wide burst in spring. That’s nature’s way of trying to overwhelm predators. Still, only one in two survive. Where they call home impacts their chances.

May 10, 2018

Outdoor extras including, yes, a carp recipe

A carp recipe? Yes, some people actually enjoy eating these fish, so if you want to try them yourself, here’s a way to get started. Plus, a look at a fishing lure and a turkey hunting tip.

May 9, 2018

Mallards appear to be in trouble, but how much and why remain a mystery

Mallards are the most abundant duck in the Atlantic Flyway, and not surprisingly the one most often harvested by hunters. But something — no one knows for sure what — is driving their numbers down.

May 9, 2018

How best to manage Penns Creek’s wild brown trout under discussion

Penns Creek is home to large populations of wild brown trout, at least in places. How best to manage those fish, while still providing angling for everyone, is the talk of the Fish and Boat Commission and fishermen.

May 8, 2018

Lyme, other diseases on the rise and other outdoor news

Lyme disease is leading the way in what amounts to a disease outbreak occurring across the United States. We’ve got that and news about spring turkeys, a lake repair delay, chronic wasting disease, a gun controversy and more.

May 4, 2018

In spring turkey calling, less is often more

Turkey calling is one of the more exciting parts of spring gobbler hunting. If the goal is a dead bird, though, calling less frequently and softer often produces the best results.

May 3, 2018

Choosing a canoe a matter of fit and function

Getting the right canoe for you depends on several factors. There’s plenty to consider, from intended use to shape to material.

May 3, 2018

Outdoor extras, including advice on choosing a canoe paddle

Having a canoe paddle that fits will make any outing on the water more efficient and more fun. We’ve got advice on how to get the right size. Plus, here’s a gadget handy in the woods and on the water and a fish recipe.

May 3, 2018

Susquehanna River smallmouth bass disease identified, but scientists worry it may spread

The Susquehanna River is a ‘bass factory’ that fell on hard times for a while. Scientists now think they know what the problem is. The bad news? They also think it might spread.

May 1, 2018

Pheasant permits and more colorful ringnecks

Some senior lifetime license holders are getting a break moving forward when it come to pheasant permits in Pennsylvania. Meanwhile, all hunters who chase ringnecks should see more roosters this fall than last.

April 30, 2018

Semiautomatic rifles, grizzly bears, invasive carp and other outdoor news

Semiautomatic rifles aren’t legal for hunting big game in Pennsylvania. Will that always be the rule? It sure doesn’t look like it. Plus, we’ve got a roundup of outdoor news from around the country.

April 27, 2018

Glade Run Lake student-led catfish stocking to be something special

Glade Run lake is slowly coming back to life after it was drained for dam repairs. And now, students from butler Intermediate High School are helping enhance its fishery.

April 27, 2018

Trout hatchery closing, other cuts still on the table

One trout hatchery is about to go on the chopping block, meaning fewer fish for anglers in 2019, unless lawmakers provide the Fish and Boat Commission with some additional revenue, and soon.

April 26, 2018

Bob Frye is a storyteller with a passion for all things outdoors. He hunts, he fishes, he hikes, he camps, he paddles, backpacks and snowshoes depending on the season. If he’s not an expert at anything, it’s because he’s passionate to try a little bit of everything.